Inductees to the South Carolina Hall of Shame

By Rixon Laneassk

This morning, the University of South Carolina Association of Lettermen inducted eight new members to the USC Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Gamecock legends Kenny McKinley, Sheldon Brown, and Devan Downey were among the new members.

The announcement of the 2015 class got us wondering...who would be in the South Carolina Hall of Shame?

 

Andre Dixon, UConn (2010)

Dixon rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown as Connecticut overpowered South Carolina in the 2010 PapaJohns.com Bowl. The loss was South Carolina's third bowl defeat in four tries under Steve Spurrier and had some questioning whether the Head Ball Coach would be back for another season in Columbia. 

 

Jack Douglas, The Citadel (1990)

Douglas scored on 4th-and-goal with 22 seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs a 38-35 win over the Gamecocks in 1990. Douglas ran from 109 yards and passed for 125, helping The Citadel become the first Division I-AA team to beat South Carolina since 1982. The win was also the Bulldogs' first victory over the Gamecocks in 38 years. 

 

Kenny Hill, Texas A&M (2014)

In the first start of his career, Hill torched the Gamecocks for 511 passing yards as the Aggies snapped South Carolina's 18-game home winning streak. Texas A&M rolled up 680 yards of offense, the most the Gamecocks had given up since 2007. Hill finished with 44 completions and three passing touchdowns. 

 

Bob Misch, Navy (1984)

Misch and the Midshipmen ended South Carolina's national championship dreams with a 38-21 loss in Annapolis. The Gamecocks were ranked #2 in the nation, but Misch threw for 114 yards and two touchdowns as Navy built a 38-7 lead in the second half. Misch had only taken the starting job two weeks earlier, but he engineered one of the worst losses in Gamecock history.

 

Marquez North, Tennessee (2013)

Trailing 21-20 with less than three minutes to go, North pulled down a one-handed catch for 39 yards that helped set up the game-winning field goal for the Volunteers. The freshman finished with three catches for 102 yards and helped give Tennessee its first win over a ranked team since the Vols toppled South Carolina on Halloween in 2009. 

 

Andre Thomas, Georgia Tech (1988)

Thomas intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown as the Yellow Jackets routed South Carolina 34-0. Georgia Tech had not beaten a D-1 opponent in 15 tries, but the Jacket defense handed the Gamecocks their first shutout since 1981. Thomas and the nation's top pass defense picked off Todd Ellis four times on the day. 

 

Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson (2003)

Whitehurst became the first quarterback in the history of the South Carolina-Clemson rivalry to go 4-0 and led the Tigers to the biggest win in rivalry history, a 63-17 thrashing in 2003. The 63 points were the most surrendered by South Carolina in the rivalry since 1900 and Whitehorse tied the Clemson school record with four passing touchdowns in the game.